Sophanara joined PRD in 2017 as a field research agronomist for the Agriculture project. He works as a partner staff. He is a Chief of Agronomy in Agricultural Land Improvement Office, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Pailin province. He has extensive practical knowledge of rural development and implementing field research based on agricultural research priorities for upland farming systems. Sophanara has provided technical advice and coordinated monitoring and evaluation of project activities relating to enterprise development, household income, community development social welfare work and vocational skills. He has conducted surveys, research studies, and training/market need assessment and prepared resource materials on elements of crop-cattle production systems including production of English/Khmer technical manuals, factsheets and farmer flipcharts.